Kaira Rouda

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Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. Her next novel, THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, is out May 21.

She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @KairaRouda; and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books.

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It’s that time again: My new novel is out in the world!!

What a great day!


I love May, and I love having a new book out in the world. THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER is my second release with the team at Graydon House and they’ve done such a fabulous job. The cover is amazing, the publicity team has been working overtime, my editor continues to support me and cheer me on, and now, it’s out there. Our jobs are complete – this is where you, as a reader, come in.


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Laguna Sights (Laguna Beach Book 4) (Romance)
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Description: Once you're a star, can you trust other people’s intentions? Scott Cassidy has lived a blessed life. Growing up in Laguna Beach with a loving family, he was discovered in high school when he appeared on the popular reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Now cast as a doctor on the number one soap opera, his star keeps rising. Finally free from his long-term girlfriend, Scott isn’t looking for love, but when a popular dating app matches him with Jamie Kane, he can’t deny the sparks. But is she really everything she seems? Jamie Kane isn’t lucky in love or life. Her childhood was tumultuous with a single mom who moved to Hollywood for fame but ended up waiting tables in Malibu. Certainly not one of the spoiled kids she went to high school and college with, Jamie has worked hard to achieve her dreams of being an actress, even as she begins to realize it’s not her calling. Jamie believes Scott may be the answer to everything unless a past mistake makes him doubt their future together. Is the price of fame the chance at true love? ***Laguna Sights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel. And if you enjoy Scott and Jamie's love story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series. Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1), Madison and Josh's story Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2), Annie and Hank's story Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach Book 3), Laura and Paul's story Laguna Sights (Laguna Beach Book 4), Jamie and Scott's story
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"4.5 rounded up! This was great! I had been really looking forward to it & it didn't disappoint! 1 thing i found very interesting was my reaction to the "morally challenged" main character. When it was a man (in Best Day Ever) who was just awfu..." Read more of this review »
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"This was one heck of a book. From the beginning you will get into Jane’s head and won’t be able to escape. She’s one narcissistic woman who you don’t need to cross. I liked her very much but would certainly never want her as a neighbor.

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"4.5 stars!

Oh my GAWD! This book. Please, please do yourself a favor and read it. Now.

Jane is our narrator and much like Paul Strom (the main character in Rouda’s last book, Best Day Ever - which is also a MUST read), is over the top, controlling..." Read more of this review »
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Reminiscent of an Agatha Christie, All Your Twisted Secrets will keep you guessing to the end. A page-turner with characters you will love and hate. Simply, a fabulous mystery!
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Juliew. Thanks for adding me,Kaira!Nice to meet you!!


message 6: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 06:37PM)

Dale Thele Kaira, thank you for the Goodreads connect.
Wish you the very best in 2014!


message 5: by Jan

Jan Moran Hi Kaira

Thanks for connecting!
Best
Jan


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
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Harlequin Books Hello Kaira, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Stuart Hi Karia, I am delighted to be friends here on GoodReads. All the best from Australia, Stuart


Pamela Hey Kaira...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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